Oil of Oregano - Miracle Cure!

Never Heard of It, Right?

Oil of Oregano is an edible medicinal grade essential oil that has an unbelieveable number of practical uses. I have used it personally so I have seen how powerful it is, especially for infections. Medicinal grade oregano is grown from a wild species of oregano throughout the world, but the highest grades are found in the Mediterranean. Many european countries have traditionally used homeopathy to treat a variety of ailments and it seems to be catching on in the US. The latest catchwords here are "green" "environmentally friendly" and "organic". It's good to see the trend but you really need to investigate products to make sure they really are pure and organic.

Back to the Oil of Oregano. It is processed by a special type of distillation that has been used for thousands of years and results in minimal alteration of the active ingredients. The result is an amber-colored, hot-tasting liquid. The best way to take Oil of Oregano internally is under the tongue, through the mucous membranes there. You can also apply it topically, as long as it is mixed with a carrier oil, such as olive oil. The flavor does take some getting used to, but it is so useful you can get used to it.

Oil of Oregano has anti-inflammatory action, and is an antioxidant. It also has an anti-venom action and can neutralize the venom of spiders, scorpions, bees, ants and snakes. It is a natural anesthetic, as well. It is also a mucolytic, which means it thins mucous, which makes it effective for lung disorders and It is antitussive (halts coughs) and antispasmodic. But the most useful attribute of Oil of Oregano is it's anti-microbial power. It is known as Nature's most powerful and best antiseptic.

Oil of Oregano is anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial. It's main active compound is carvacrol, a type of phenol (phenols are great antiseptics). It is useful for the following conditions:

Acne, animal bites, arthritis, asthma, Athlete's Foot, bad breath, bedsores and ulcerations, bladder infections, bromidrosis, boils, bronchitis, bruises, burns, bursitis, candidiasis, canker sores, cellulitis, cold sores, colds/flu, cough, cryptosporidium, dandruff/seborrhea, diaper rash, diarrhea, ear infections, ebola/dengue fever, eczema, fingernail fungus, fleas, frostbite/frostburn, giardiasis, gum disease, food poisoning, head lice, headaches, hepatitis, hives, impetigo, IBS, leg cramps, paronychia, peptic ulcer, pneumonia, poison ivy/oak/sumac, psoriasis, prostate disorders, pruritus, radiation injury/burns, ringworm, rosacea, scabies, shingles, sinusitis, sore throat, spinal infection, sports injuries, stomach infection, tick-borne illness, thrush, toothache, tuberculosis, varicose veins, venomous bites, vitiligo, warts, and wounds.

I am not a medical person and this information is not meant to replace the care of a medical doctor. I just recently had an experience with an antibiotic-resistant staph. bladder infection and the only thing that helped eradicate the infection was OIl of Oregano. After that experience, I only want to take antibiotics if I'm on my deathbed. With all the antibacterial products in use, combined with the over-prescribing of antibiotics, we are in a pickle now regarding antibiotic resistance. In my opinion, it's better to try natural cures first, then if they don't work, move on to the antibiotics.

I highly recommend the book "The Cure in in the Cupboard" by Dr. Cass Ingram. I am in no way affiliated with the product or the author; I just found something that helped me and wanted to pass the information along. Good luck!

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 Last updated on October 13, 2008

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chermarie 5 years ago from Wisconsin

This is great information on oil of Oregano. I have found it to be useful for under the toenails for fungus. It's another I'll have to add to my medicine cupboard! Thanks for the great Hub!

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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Level 1 Commenter

Hi Christine ~ Great hubpage. My oil of oregano is close by in the kitchen cabinet. I use it every time I feel a cold or sore throat coming on. It's been a wonder for opening sinuses, too. It's very powerful, so if you can, put the drops directly in your mouth, or more preferable a few drops in 4 ounces of water. For kids, you can add in some fruit juice. This is a great home-remedy. I've written a Hub on Influenza and Homeopathy you might want to read. I will be adding more information to it over time. http://hubpages.com/hub/Influenza-Can-Homeopathy-H... Take care, Debby

joy 5 years ago

I started taking oil of oregano to battle a sinus infection I felt coming on; it helped my sinuses a lot, but I got a great bonus. I've been struggling with urinary urgency and frequency for some time now, I'm talking about a couple of years. I've had urine tests show no infection, but they have shown blood in the urine. Suddenly my bladder feels better, after taking the oil of oregano several times a day for just one day. That was yesterday. I'm taking it again today, 4 drops in a half glass of water about every three hours. So, there's a question in here; none of the info I've read actually suggests a dosage schedule and duration. If I'm going to use it as if it were prescribed, how much, how long? Just wondered if you had any input.

momforever 5 years ago from Channahon, IL Hub Author

Hi Joy:

I haven't seen a dosage schedule but I can tell you that I saw a homeopathic MD last year to ask him the same question. I had been taking it to treat a staph bladder infection and wanted to know if the amount was correct, if there were overdoage concerns, etc. Dr. Patrick Massey practices here in Illinois and publishes a weekly column in the Daily Herald. Anyway, he said several drops every few hours was fine during an illness. Otherwise, I just take 3 drops a day as a preventative. He said I could continue taking it forever. And I plan to. I just made my husband take it for a bad cold. He was really sick so I gave him 12 drops every 3 hours for 1 day. He's fine now.

Steven 5 years ago

Although treating fungal growth in nails directly will have a positive effect internal ingestion should not be ignored. Usually the infection of nails is an indication of internal yeast buildup, therefore avoid yeast (bread, beer, wine etc.) and sugar for quicker and longer lasting results.

lourdes 5 years ago

is it safe to give a baby oregano juice extract and what dosage

Christine 5 years ago

I would say yes, it is safe for babies. I would start with one drop in juice or milk but be prepared. It's very strong and a baby may reject it due to the taste. Normal dose is 3 drops 3 times a day, but for a baby I would see how they react to the one drop and adjust from there. Maybe 1 drop three times a day?

I just gave my 3 year-old and 7 year-old oil of oregano last night. They both have ear infections, but the 7 year-old has very large white spots on his swollen tonsils. He is on an antibiotic for the ear infection (I don't take chances with hearing!) so the white spots must be viral. If they were from strep the antibiotics would clear it. We use antibiotics sparingly. If it wasn't an ear infection, we probably wouldn't use them.

Good luck using it on a baby and keep me posted!

cathy 4 years ago

I just purchased my first bottle of oil of oregano, and I would like to use it on my 5 year old boy's excema, but on the bottle it specifically says it is not for use by children of pregnant/nursing women. Any advice?

Christine 4 years ago

I wouldn't use it on skin that's already irritated. My nephew used it on his molluscum and it really irritated his skin, as in red and burning. When my son had excema I used a soap and lotion sold in the pharmacy. It's what the pharmacists make prescription lotions with. I just can't remember the name of it. Bathing every other day also helped.

Jenn 4 years ago

I used it on my son's molluscum and it worked wonders, as long as the sores were open. I diluted it - 1 part oil of oregano to 3 parts olive oil. If it wasn't diluted enough it really irritated his skin but as long as it was diluted correctly it didn't seem to bug him.

Andrew 4 years ago

The best way to take oil of oregano is to put it inside capsules (surely you can find some outdated box of medicine with capsules). Pop open them and throw out the old, put in the new. That allows you to take it down to your stomach where it will be absorbed quicker by your bloodstream.

Dodee 4 years ago

Thanks for this great article. I love my Wild Oregano Oil. My boyfriend's grandmother got it for us and it has made my skin glow! I take it internally 7 drops per day sometimes twice. I just bought capsules at Whole Foods. Wild Oil of Oregano P73 seems to be the most potent...go for the best if you want the best results. :)

gavin 4 years ago

for our 11 month old daughter i have read to mix it with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil at a 50\50 ratio and then rub it into the bottom of their feet. i would think it would be near impossible to get her to drink it by adding it to her milk or water.

Carmen Spence 4 years ago

I would like to know if anyone has had success with Oregano Oil with chronic diarrhea, such as Crohns disease or Ulcerative colitis.?

Kiind regards,

Carmen carmwoman@gmail.com

soldier_girl 4 years ago

i have a ?. i have a bacterial infection and i was told to use oil of oregano p73 to cure it but the person that told me didnt indicate the dosage amount, does anyone know the dosage i need to take to get rid of this bacteria infection and if so how long should i take it, thanks for any insight anyone may have.

Dustine Garcia 3 years ago

It is just ok to extract the juice of the fresh leaves of our oregano plants and drink it?Thank you!

anita 3 years ago

DUSTINE GARCIA i read that it has to be a certain kind of oregano..i saw that on a website about oil of oregano cures..so NO...it may not be the same thing

anita 3 years ago

It is important not to confuse Oil of Oregano with common oregano that is used as a spice for cooking. Common oregano is typically Origanum Marjoram, while Oil of Oregano is derived from Origanum Vulgare.

john 2 years ago

I had shingles two years ago it was pailful I went to a local hospital and they gave me pills and a save.I started taking oil of oregano morning and night 4 or 6 drops in a shot glass of water. I also put it on the sores after a few weeks the shingles dissapeared and I havent had any more breakouts in 2 years. now I take 4 dreps a day as a preventative

Anon 2 years ago

Just a side note, if anyone is taking oil of oregano as a daily preventative orally, for example against colds, is wise not to do so, since Oil of Oregano will also kill the "good" flora in your stomach. I personally like to use the oil topically, since its the only and strongest antimicrobial that is absorbed by the skin. Its not that its bad for you, its just that its counter productive if you arent treating anything.

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Thanks all for great inspiration and information - a winning "prescription"!

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I had a little cut type infection on my shin. I put 3 or 4 drops of straight oil of Oregano on it and whoosh, holy cow my skin turned bright red around it the size of a round cup. Its been 3 days and it is still big but turning pink. I put aloe vera on it because I think the skin got burnt.

Does anyone know if that is normal before I go to a conventional doctor who doesn't know much about that. He might freak out.

CuriousGirl820 6 months ago

I could really use your input. I have just recently started taking Oregano oil and the type that I have is extremely potent. I can barely even stomach one drop in a cup of juice. I'd like to bump up my daily dosage but not until I find a way to take it without gagging. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Kelly 5 months ago

My son had plantars warts that kept spreading and after 6 months of the dermatologist shaving (painfull and crying son) them down, liquid nitrogening them and putting on chemicals .... No cure. They were ready to dug them out until we found oregano oil. They shrank and fell out within a month or so and he has been wart free ever since. Thank you God for nature !!

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